Flu Season

With the winter, the flu also reared its ugly head.

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With the winter, the flu also reared its ugly head.

Natalie Sowers, Staff Reporter

Runny noses, nasty coughs, sore throats, and aching backs. The flu this year absolutely sucked, but it wasn’t all bad as not too many people managed to catch it.

“This year’s flu season has not been as bad as years passed. Even though I’m busy now with strep, stomach bug, mono, spring allergies, the flu this year has not been as bad as I’ve seen in the past.” – said Rika Shores, school nurse.

The stories we hear about people dying from the flu are not all true. Sure, if you don’t get the vaccine then it can most certainly do way worse than put you out of school for a few days. Although most people know to get it as soon as possible.

“One hundred percent, you should definitely get the vaccine. There are people who say that after they get the vaccine that they get the flu but this is not a live vaccine. If you catch the flu after getting the vaccine then it is only a coincidence.” – Said Rika Shores.

In other areas of the country, many kids have been sent home, but here in humble HVHS we haven’t had too many kids go home.

“Five, only five. But, I am checking everyone’s temperature who walks in the door because a couple times, I’ve checked and surprisingly something like one hundred and two popped up. And then usually if you have a fever of one hundred and one or greater with body aches means flu.” – Said Rika.

It’s always good to make sure that you yourself haven’t contracted the flu either. If you have the symptoms then maybe it would be a good idea to take a day or two off and rest. Better to be at home than at school while feeling like a zombie.